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Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
governor christie. >> here in new york, most of lower manhattan remains without power this morning. here's a live image. in the foreground is brooklyn, where the power's on. but across the river, absolute blackout. the local utility, con ed, actually had to cut power to some areas of brooklyn and staten island overnight. and along the jersey shore, the view from the air revealing just how much devastation that popular tourist area suffered. there's worries about leaking fuel in some still-flooded towns. new jersey governor chris christie is promising the area will be rebuilt. he says it won't be the same, though. >>> and further from the east coast, sandy will go down as a massive snowmaker. one ski resort in west virginia reported three feet of mostly heavy, wet snow that was blown by 60-mile-per-hour winds. the weight of the snow was too much for some trees, many of which collapsed across roads, forcing those roads to close. >> the scope is just unbelievable. >>> once again this morning, our broadcast is dedicated to the latest on the storm and its aftermath. >> and so, we begin
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 1:40am PDT
amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this will play out. does this help romney? does it help the president? what are the polls showing? it has been a topsy-turvy few days, no one really knows. we'll know tuesday night. won't we? >> yes. >>> also ahead, heroes of the hurricanes, some of the neighbors helping neighbors with a new life on the line. >>> then, we'll lighten things up a little and show you some of the best celebrity halloween costumes "ifs and butts" that will make more sense. shortly. that will come up in "the skinny". >> people have a little idea what's going on. bring "the skinny" back after a few days of all storm news. that's good. of course we have got to stick with the sandy story and palpable signs of recovery in sandy's wake. power is being restored in what has been a very dark lower manhattan. and traffic lights in new york's financial district came back on yesterday afternoon. power to buildings is coming back a bit slower. one by one. still a bit of good news. >> parts
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> president obama toured the devastation with governor chris christie. the board walk is in ruins. >> looks like this pier was lifted by the ocean. >> when they arrived it means i've never seen water high, high as that. six, seven feet. >> in new york work continues to remove several feet of water from flooded subway tunnels. and mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell. much of lower manhattan is still without power. damage from sand gee also wide spread throughout the city. families had to be rescued from flood waters and in roc rockaways, the full extent of the destruction could be seen. a search underway for two brothers ages two and four who became separated from their mother when their car was submerged. strong winds and rain and snow continued to taus damage. the storm moves north. power is returning to millions on the east coast. >> you can make a donation to american red cross, text red cross to 90999 to donate $10. you can also call 1-800-red cross or just go to our web site for a link to the web site. your support will make sure people have shelter, warm meals and hope. >> still hea
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
christie, side-by-side with president obama, joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news/"washington post" poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >>
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 1:40am PDT
prominent republican chris christie, praising him for his efforts, so all around praise for the president. in reacting to this, he's able to look the part, and people seemed to react to what he was doing. >> well, let's talk about that reaction because we just learned that even mayor bloomberg has somewhat endorsed president obama, and as you just mentioned, i mean we've seen sort of a bromance, right, between governor krit tee who has been such a supporter of romney and now barack obama. i mean he has been ee fusive in his praise of the president. what is your sense as to what effect that may have on this election? >> mitt romney has been trying for the longest time to be a bipartisan, even post-partisan leader, and mitt romney is now seeing barack obama play that role in real life. chris christie to go out of his way in praising president obama and then mayor bloomberg's endorsement. mayor bloomberg epitomizes the idea of someone beyond party labels. so for him to come off the sidelines now and cite president obama on his position on climate change and endorsing his candidacy, i don't t
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 11:35pm PDT
without power. 65% of new jersey in the dark. new jersey's governor chris christie, phone nor his brashness seemed himself moved by what he saw. >> as a kid who was a boy raised in the state, who spent a lot of time over my life at the jersey shore, no question in my mind we'll rebuild it. >> reporter: so many weird sights here. my colleague ginger zee got a firsthand look at the damage in atlantic city. >> this car is completely covered in sand up to the wheel well. this was at the bottom of the ocean before the storm. >> reporter: in cape may this morning the very southern tip of the shore, no major damage, but a landscape transformed. this is an eight-foot street sign that is now waist-high. in berkeley, another town in ruin, the scene was equally tragically, bizarre. as we made our way north along the shore, we got a sense of how vast this recovery must be. will be. even here in seaside heights, a drowned town now, haunted by its stranded and frightened residents, and the ghosts of so many summers past. one final note, we'll be here all night and just a little while ago a resi
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
block? >> reporter: president obama toured some of the damage with governor chris christie. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> i can promise you that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and then, there was halloween. many towns decided to postpone it. but some were not deterred. on long island, superheros and cats were out. and in new york city, even with the power out, trick-or-treaters took to the street. and within just a few hours, all three of new york's major airports will be back online, with la guardia beginning at least partial service at 7:00 a.m. this morning. rob? sunny? >> good news there, too. and in terms of the gridlock here in new york city. traffic very heavy as the mass transit system gets up and running. what about the scarcity of gasoline for commuters? >> reporter: that's a really big problem because everyone's trying to get into the city. and one of the th
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Oct 31, 2012 1:40am PDT
christie. >>> welcome back. president obama will be in new jersey touring the storm damage with governor christie. >> the election is less than a week away. and sandy has blown both candidates off course. here is jonathan karl. >> reporter: mitt romney transformed the planned ohio rally into a bid to support relief efforts. >> we won't be able to solve all the problems with our efforts this morning. one of the things i learned in life is you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all the trappings of a traditional campaign event, stage, big american flag, campaign music, lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. the storm put romney in a bind. while the president can lead relief efforts -- >> this is something heartbreaking for the nation. >> reporter: there's not much for romney to do beyond encouraging supporters to pitch in. with fema working overtime, democrats are hammering him for what he said at a debate when asked if some of fema's responsibilities should be turned over to
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 11:35pm PDT
machines by generator. in at land take city today, new jersey governor chris christie and president obama toured the state's battered coast. they stopped at a community center, where at its peak, 200 people found shelter. 50 still remain. a political odd couple, for sure. in the past, they've traded barbs. now, they must cooperate at chief executives and they heaped praise on each other today. >> it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of th
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
and passed out. i watched local news. every time i went out and watched tv i saw governor christie looking like grimace. i want one of his zip-ups. governor christie does a great job with the press conferences. the best is probably mayor bloomberg. very understood are c control. hard to be boring in the middle of a disaster but somehow mayor bloomberg manages to do it. those who didn't get to see the local coverage, the mayor has a woman that stands next to him, two women, actually. any though she doesn't speak a word she has a lot more personality than he does. >> people will understand it's in their interest to get out and a lot of people say oh, well, i'll tough it out and down the road you can't tough it out and you have to have the responders -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hard to tell where the sign language ends and interpretive dance begins. see if we can get her on the show tomorrow night. i would like her to sign the monologue along with me. [ cheers and applause ] the worst of the hurricane fortunately seems to be behind us. water levels will rise even more tonight when the t
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
hudson river before. >> reporter: until things return to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. here's how it works. starting at noon, owners of cars with license plates ending in an even number, can only purchase gas on even number days. odd numbers on odd number days. two-thirds of the gas stations in the new york metro area are out of fuel. and half of the stations in new jersey and long island are shut down. some have no power. others, sold out. completely drained. and for some, like joanne hughes, the wait for the pumps isn't just a long line, but a lifeli lifeline. with her father going through energy bypass 40 miles away, the only thing keeping this daughter from her father is a lack of fuel. >> it takes me about two hours to get gas. i hope i make it. >> reporter: you've been in the line for 40 minutes now. >> already. i don't know -- i have no idea how long it's going to be. >> reporter: a question that everyone's hoping will be answered soon. and it took joanne about eight hours before she was fin
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
. when we come back -- what to watch on election night. >>> and all the talk about chris christie. >>> i would like to give a sincere thanks to president obama on how he handled the situation. on election day i'm going to pick governor romney. if i had to pick one guy to have my back, president obama you have been amazing. such a leader. again, i'll be a good soldier i'm going to vote for romney but i'm going to hate it. i'm going to hate it. [ female announcer ] the power to become a better investor has gone mobile. with features like scanning a barcode to get detailed stock quotes to voice recognition. e-trade leads the way in wherever, whenever investing. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, at e-trade. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making r
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday, and the poll you just cited, diane, also shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who are worried they're not going to be able to vote because of this storm? >> reporter: action is being taken already. governor christie of new jersey has said that the absentee ballot deadline will be extended, that the offices will be open for longer. and they're also going to do this, diane. they're going to get department of defense trucks to go into neighborhoods so people can vote at the trucks if their polling place is closed. >> okay, george, reporting in. and we'll be covering it all the way through these five days. thank you, george. >>> and coming up, the storm danger in your backyard. trees crashing into homes. how much can your roof endure? and why where you sleep could save your life. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning star
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift bid to aid relief efforts. >> a lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. i know that one of the things i've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. you have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music. lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. romney ignored questions about his views on fema funding yesterday. but d
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
. george? >> ginger, thank you. >>> we're joined by governor chris christie of new jersey. i know you've been working through the night. give us the latest on the situation in bergen county. a levy breaking. up to 1,000 people need to be rescued. >> we're in the midst to do the rescues. it was not a dam or a levee. it was just a berm. the tidal surge that came up the bay and newark bay, caused that to overflow. obviously, we have lots of people waiting to be rescued. that rescue started during the night. >> what's your biggest concern across the state right now? >> george, it's hard to tell. we haven't had daylight to assess all of the damage. we have a battered jersey shore. we have cities without power because of flooding at the newark bay area. we have 2.4 million people without power across the state. this is a major disaster. we're trying to save as many lives as possible. with an urban search and rescue teams on the shore and in berten county. we have over 200 state roads closed. this is a significant storm. >> we've seen the devastating images from atlantic city. the boardw
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
christie ordered county clerks to open their offices this weekend to allow the storm victim to vote. they are also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. >> the candidates will focus on the key swing states. it will be that way until the election. abc news, washington. >> president obama's senior advisor calls mitt romney's late push to try to win pennsylvania a, quote, desperate ploy. romney's campaign disputes that. on abc this week, david fluff says huey is confidence president obama has the electoral votes to win on tuesday. polls show romney trailing slightly in pennsylvania where he stepped up campaign ads. his running mate congressman paul ryan campaigned there yesterday. they call the late charge by the republicans a smoke screen. >> to win romney would have to wynn two-thirds, and he won't do that. the truth is they are throwing ads up and governor romney is traveling in the states he is not going to win. >> the fact is, george, the unemployment rate is higher than the day president obama took office. millions of americans struggling to find work and the household in
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
new jersey with governor chris christie earlier in the week. today he and his cabinet members will hold conference calls to make sure fema and other federal agencies are doing everything possible to help with the recovery. he said he wants to avoid the problems experienced in the hurricane katrina disaster. >>> ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. and i instructed my team not to let red tape and burr rock case k -- bureaucracy get in the waive solving problems. especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following the meeting they will fan out and visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to see if resources are being provided. >> san francisco is breaking ground today on a new north beach library. the city librarian and others will be on hand for the 11:00 ceremony at columbus and lombard. north beach residents will celebrate the new library project with performers and other musical entertainment. construction of the new branch library in north beach
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
eager to move past those images of republican chris christie applauding the president's response this week to hurricane sandy. tonight, the campaign telling me their ground game in the swing states is far ahead of where john mccain's was four years ago. and here in ohio, they believe romney's strength among independents will fuel a win here. in the suburbs surrounding cincinnati, automated phones, dozens dialing at once. listen to this volunteer who reaches a coveted voter who's clearly had their phone ring before. >> you're not being punished. think of it is you are well liked. >> reporter: consider yourself very liked, as they call those voters over and over again. tonight, the governor joined by his wife ann, his five sons and by kid rock, diane, look over my shoulder here tonight. he's rocking out the crowd for thousands. and i got a kick out of this. he just had the crowd singing "sweet home cincinnati." so even kid rock is tailoring his message to the swing voters here in a key battleground. diane. >> all right, thanks so much, david muir reporting in. and now, i want to bring i
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
christie has given the a go head for atlantic city casinos to reopen. >> disney and abc making monday a day of giving. disney kicking off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross. you can help by texting to give $10 to efforts. you can donate by falling 1-800-help now. >> your voice, your vote. the presidential candidates putting tier own sin on the latest jobs report. picked up a tenth of a percent to 7.9% in october. that is about 50,000 more than had been expected but say the rate went up because more people without jobs started looking for work again. >> president obama tried to sway voters told them this report proves the job market is gaining momentum. >> today our businesses have created five and a half million new jobs, companies hired more in octoberl time in the last eight months. >> mitt romney spin numbers another way in wisconsin calling the report a sad reminder the economy is a virtual stand still. he blames the president. >> they said he's going to lower unemployment rate down to 5.2% now. today, we've learned it's 7.9%. that is nine million jobs short of wha
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
weird happens the show is on like sweets on governor christie. donny wahlberg turned to twitter to share his experience with the super storm, posting this tour of his flooded kitchen, asking fans not to worry saying everything is okay. in hollywood, business as usual. >> this put a lot of heart into this movie. a lot of, you know, personal put myself into it. >> and get more entertainment news i'm rachel smith in langs loongs. >> still ahead a late announcement today, george lucas sell his studio. plans for many films. >> the internet is down. what one company is doing to help fix that. >> teenagers and their smart phones. taking a look at apps connecting teens and concern that's come with them. >> that news is in martinez. the jail is shut down now. not accepting any new prisoners because of incidents that happen whtd last arrived. >> inmates now on lock down. officials tell us no deputies have been injured and will not say what happened. we'll continue to follow this for you on abc 7 news.com. ñ star wars saga will continue with another trilology. >> this as a deal was announced
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Nov 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they're also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. now with less than three days to go, the get out of vote effort is in full swing. >> so all of the events are over for the day but tomorrow it's another packed day for both of the candidates. again, the focus on those key swing states, expected to be that way until election day. in washington, abc-7 news. >> ama: millions of people have already cast their ballots in early voting. nationally, does that seem to give an advantage to one side or the other? >> well, there's early voting in 34 states and the district of culp ya. some of those states have released some information about the voters, specifically their party affiliation, and if you look at those you can see it has an advantage towards president obama, democrats outnumber republicans in five states, including two critical ones, florida and ohio, and republicans outnumber democrats in colorado. 2008 was a big year for preside
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
storm damage with new jersey governor chris christie. he also seemed to make a new republican best friend. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> reporter: the president returned the favor. >> i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: cooperation on disaster relief works. it also plays well politically. in the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 78% of likely voters said the president has done a good or excellent job handling the storm. in the wake of the storm, romney has struck a more positive tone, campaigning in florida, but not directly criticizing the president. >> good democrats love america just like good republicans love america. >> reporter: as for paul ryan, he took a short halloween detour to his hometown of janesville, wisconsin. taking his kids trick or treating. his daughter dressed as katy perry, an obama supporter. and one of hi
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
to trick or treat. because of hurricane sandy, chris christie actually cancelled halloween. he tweeted this today. he said, it's just not safe yet to be out trick or treating so, halloween has officially been postponed until monday. does he really have the authority to -- [ laughter ] cancel halloween? it seems -- this seems very suspicious to me. especially considering the fact that he just posted this photograph on instagram. [ applause ] i believe he wants all the candy for himself. i'm sure you'll all be happy to know that even though many moments on the jersey shore were destroyed this week, the one that snooki and j-woww lived in is fine. the "jersey shore" house survived the hurricane. unfortunately, so did the real housewives of new jersey. god had one chance and he blew it. you guys are here on a big night for me personally. i'm excite and nervous tonight because david letterman is here. [ cheers and applause ] i -- i love david letterman. and -- i've been on his show a bunch of times. but he's never been here on my show so, i hope you'll excuse me if i vomit at some p
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president today is new jersey governor chris christie, one of romneys staunchest supporters and there he was traveling with the president. >> i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend and it has been a great working relationship. >> reporter: as president obama picks up points for his response to the storm, the romney campaign is attempting to expand the battleground, buying ads in michigan, minnesota and pennsylvania. >> we are on offense. >> the president's top advisors calling it foementum saying if romney were really competing in pennsylvania he would be in pennsylvania instead of florida. we asked san jose state political scientist melinda jackson to sort it out. >> i tend to trust the data and the polls are showing that obama seems to be gaining in the last few days down to the election. >> reporter: jackson says the romney campaign has money to spend and they hope to use it to create a storyline that will swing late deciders. >> if they can create an impression that their candidate does have momentum at the end of the race they are hoping that will help them. >>
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
for hours, governor -- this is moonachie, new jersey going on for hours, governor christy saying it was not a levee it was a berm, 800 need to be rescued from a mobile home park is a live look at atlantic city, new jersey the center of the storm came ashore near there that storm surge cutting off the city from the mainland anyone who did not evacuate was stranded. the storm has killed 17 people, up from 16 within the last hour. that does include a crew member of the ship hms bounty, 7 1/2 million people are without power, some 50 homes destroyed by a fire that is still raging in queens, new york. nearly 200 firefighters have been working to knock down those flames since they broke out last night. firefighters telling our affiliate there 25 people are trapped if the upstairs unit of an apartment building some rescues have to be carried out by here's one of the causes of the power problems, transformer blew in new york there are also power lines down everywhere. >> knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm, the storm has met our expectations extraordinary amount of water throug
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clerks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they are also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. >> another packed day sunday for the candidates. they will focus on the key swing states and it will be that way until the election. abc news, washington. >>> after nearly two years of campaigning, the race for president is down to the wire. coming up at 8:00, top advisors for both president barack obama and mitt romney respond to the latest abc news washington post tracking poll and discuss the new wildcard in the race, the effects of superstorm sandy. don't miss abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos at 8:00 right here on abc7. and stay with us for complete election results tuesday. get realtime results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close. and we will have live updates all night long at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter @abc7 news bay area. >> straight ahead, tragedy in atlanta. two police officers are killed while tr
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they're also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. now with less than three days to go, the get out of vote effort is in full swing. >> so all of the events are over for the day but tomorrow it's another packed day for both of the candidates. again, the focus on those key swing states, expected to be that way until election day. in washington, abc-7 news. >> ama: millions of people have already cast their ballots in early voting. nationally, does that seem to give an advantage to one side or the other? >> well, there's early voting in 34 states and the district of culp ya. some of those states have released some information about the voters, specifically their party affiliation, and if you look at those you can see it has an advantage towards president obama, democrats outnumber republicans in five states, including two critical ones, florida and ohio, and republicans outnumber democrats in colorado. 2008 was a big year for president obama because of early votin
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
republican governor christy of new jersey. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me, i cannot thank the president must have for his -- his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our stay >> we can't change course in america if we -- if we keep attack each other. we have to come together and get america on track again. >> republican challenger mitt romney will be in virginia today helping to raise money for victims of sandy. latest poll shows the race basically tied nationally among likely voters with five days to go. >>> driving in we had rain this morning. did you have to use your wipers a lot? >> had to use them a lot, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. we check in on the forecast with mike even see what is developing now. >>> good morning. loading up the show and showing what is going on with live doppler 7 hd from our roof cam, cloud cover still out there drizzle, still dealing with the bulk of the rain across the south bay and east bay, santa cruz mountains now i think the upon ray bay is where our best focus is going to be from 7:00 to 9:00 for rain
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
like a bruce springsteen sock do song down there. last night, governor christie announced water restrictions. no one is allowed to water their lawns, but they just got 18 feet of water and that seems like a reasonable request. the power is still out for 4.5 million people. it might not come back until next weekend. and they say 20% of the cell towers in new york have been wiped out. that means people have been resorting to using these. i believe they are called pay phones. they are -- look at how filthy that is. i'd rather write a letter. the only people using those were pimps. now a local pay phone company said since the power went out, they've seen a 2,500% increase in pay phone use. that is -- do you have any idea how hard it is to play draw something on a pay phone? there's also a severe gasoline shortage in new york and new jersey. 75% of the gas stations in the state of new jersey are closed right now. people are waiting in line for hours and the worst part of that is, the people driving priuses who laugh and give you the finger as they go by. but this -- and i don't want
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
days. and governor chris christie is worried. >> general new jersey. if it looks stupid it is stupid. >> reporter: they're driving to the east coast in front of sandy's wrath. how bad could it be? believe it or not, this guy thinks he has an idea. a researcher at johns hopkins, he's predicted how many of us may lose power. remember, irene left 7 million without power. >> our model suggest 10 million. >> reporter: roughly 10 million without power for a week or more. if 50 million feel the effect of this, 1 in 5, could be without electricity. a very big storm coming our way. >> that's an unbelievable number. >>> we'll go back out to sam champion in new york city, in preparations under way for how this city, the largest city in the country, would deal with hurricane sandy. >> bianna, you know, we have seen storms move up this coastline and breeze by new york. only one hurricane in recent memory irene made a move to this city and the city got ready for it. forecasters are being careful to let folks know right away that this storm has more strong effects than irene may have had. new york
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
without power for a week to ten days, and chris christie says he's worried that residents might put generators indoors or run extension cords in a haphazard way to get some electricity. >> that's a good new jersey rule, if it looks stupid, it is stupid. >> reporter: already crews from mexico to iowa are in their trucks driving to the east coast in front of sandy's wrath. so how bad could it be? believe it or not, this guy thinks he has an idea, a researcher at johns hopkins has put together a model predicting how many of us may lose power. remember, irene left 7 million without electricity. >> our model is suggesting roughly 10 million. >> reporter: 10 million who could be without power for a week or more. so we're talking about 50 million people may feel the effects of this storm. that means one in five potentially could see their lights go out. so if you're inland, and you don't think that these waves and this coastal impact is going to affect you, think again, it could be a bad one, dan and bianna. >> it will go well inland. we know that. from the meteorologists. david kerley, th
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
new jersey with governor chris christie earlier in the week. today he and his cabinet members will hold conference calls to make sure fema and other federal agencies are doing everything possible to help with the recovery. he said he wants to avoid the problems experienced in the hurricane katrina disaster. >>> ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. and i instructed my team not to let red tape and burr rock case get in the waive solving problems. especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following the meeting they will fan out and visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to see if resources are being provided. >>> it's a simple procedure, get a reverse mortgage and have to live in the home. how come the county moved a 92-year-old woman outta years ago and took a reverse mortgage out on her home? here's the latest i-team investigation. >>> my aunt loved that house, loved being home. it gave her memories of her husband. >> monte said her aunt, 92-year-o
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
, the president was out there with governor christie and others over the course of the weekend and had karl rove say that helped president obama over the last several days. they believe it blocked mitt romney's momentum and helped burnish president obama's bipartisan credentials. >> in the final two days, is there anything either of these two can do to move the needle or is the die cast? >> the die is cast with one exception. they have to build excitement among their voters in the last 48 hours. it is all about turnout right now. that's why they're going back to those states that they focused on this whole way for the president, ohio, iowa and wisconsin. bruce springsteen, in the final 24 hours, it's about building excite. you see governor romney, he's been getting pretty big crowds in virginia and florida. >> both sides confident they will win this race. >> both say they are. >> when do you think we'll know? is it going to be a late, late night tuesday? >> no question it's going to be a late night tuesday. some question whether or not we'll know even wednesday morning. i think we're g
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 4:00am PST
response to super storm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clerks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they are also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. >> another packed day sunday for the candidates. they will focus on the key swing states and it will be that way until the election. abc news, washington. >>> yes, after nearly two years of campaigning, the race for president is down to the wire. coming up at 8:00, top advisors for both president barack obama and mitt romney respond to the latest abc news washington post tracking poll and discuss the new wildcard in the race, the effects of superstorm sandy. don't miss abc's this week with george stephanopoulos at 8:00 right hearby on abc7. and stay with us for complete election results tuesday. get realtime results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close. and we will have live updates all night lining at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter @abc7 news bay area. two police officers killed while trying to search for a missing child. >> it is sad. >> a hit-and-r
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